Aerospace giant Boeing recently released a video showcasing the lightest metal structure in existence–the Microlattice. Composed of a network of extremely thin struts, the material is 99.99% air and is akin to the hollow architecture of bone. In fact, it’s ten times lighter than Styrofoam.
There are dream homes, and then there’s Casa Brutale. Yes, elaborate mansions are aplenty, but there just aren’t enough homes that are literally hanging over the edge of a cliff and at the same time allow you to have an enthralling and unobstructed view of the sea.
When we think of a “cliff house”, we typically imagine it as a domicile that’s on top of a cliff. This particular cliff house, though, wasn’t content on sitting atop a crag and having a breath-taking view. It took things to a whole new level by literally hanging over the cliff’s edge.
This set of 3D images is from the Earth House project. The project, proposed by the Molos Group, imagines a modern house built into the ground, locked in the hill and covered in vegetation. You can imagine this is the kind of place Bilbo would live in this day and age.
Matthias Heidrich explores urban landscapes and architecture for a collection reminiscent of American photographer Matt Crump. The self-taught photographer captures desolate structures around Germany that makes for an amazing collection comprising of clean intersecting lines peppered with vivid colors.
Using panoramic photographs, Iranian photographer and physics student, Mohammad Reza Domiri Ganji, captures the intricate details and beauty of Iranian mosque ceilings. In a Daily Mirror interview, Ganji stated, “I like looking for the symmetry, mosaics and artworks in these temples.”
Don’t count out Russia for breathtaking views. The Sochi Skypark Bridge—the world’s longest pedestrian suspension bridge—opened last summer, and boasts amazing mountain and river views above a 650-foot gorge. Designed to withstand a 9-magnitude earthquake with 3,000 people on it, the designers didn’t take any shortcuts.
Tourists looking for the ultimate way to cure their fear of heights can check out southern China’s new glass-bottomed bridge in Pingjiang County. 180 meters above ground and spanning 300 meters across, the bridge will either terrify you or give your thrill-seeking soul its due.
Beastie Boy Mike D has swapped the turntable for a drawing one and designed a 4,150 square foot home in Boerum Hill’s Pacific Street. Priced at a cool $4.98 million, it features fireplaces, terraces, kitchen with outdoor grill and helluva stunning rooftop. It’s not the first time the musician, real name Michael Diamond, has created […]
Check out this masterpiece from Bittoni Architects, a Bay Street home radically remodelled from its beach bungalow conception. Originally erected in 1913, it was moved seven years later to a cool new site just a stone’s throw from the ocean.